Discussing photography: ‘Photographing Poverty: Realism or Sentimentality?’


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No Caption Needed (Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, both professors of rhetoric and public culture) have been discussing photography for a while now, and there are lots of great posts on their site. The other day, in a post entitled Photographing Poverty: Realism or Sentimentality?, they discussed photography of poverty, noting that debates “about the moral value of photography have to deal with poverty.” You can agree with that or not, but the post is very much worth the read.